Google Chrome XSL transforms code execution

chrome-xsl-transforms-code-exec (78179) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Google Chrome could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a bad cast error exists when handling XSL transforms. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (21.0.1180.89 or later), available from the Google Chrome Releases Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of iTunes 11.1.2.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of iOS 7.
  • Google Chrome Releases Web site: Stable Channel Update, Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 13:18 .
  • libxslt GIT Repository: libxslt.
  • VMSA-2013-0001: VMware vSphere security updates for the authentication service and third party libraries.
  • BID-55331: Google Chrome Prior to 21.0.1180.89 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-2871: libxml2 2.9.0-rc1 and earlier, as used in Google Chrome before 21.0.1180.89, does not properly support a cast of an unspecified variable during handling of XSL transforms, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unknown other impact via a crafted document, related to the _xmlNs data structure in include/libxml/tree.h.
  • DSA-2555: libxslt -- several vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 85036: Google Chrome XSL Transform Handling Unspecified Bad Cast Issue
  • RHSA-2012-1265: Important: libxslt security update
  • SA50447: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA50864: libxslt Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA52047: VMware vSphere Products Client-Side Authentication Vulnerability
  • SA52061: VMware ESX Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA52062: VMware ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA54886: Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iOS 6 iPhone
  • Apple iOS 6 iPad
  • Apple iOS 6 iPod touch
  • Apple iTunes 11.1.1
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.0
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.1
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.2
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.31
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.32
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.33
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.34
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.35
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.36
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.37
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.38
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.39
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.41
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.46
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.47
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.48
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.49
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.50
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.51
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.52
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.53
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.54
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.55
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.56
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
  • Vmware Esx 3.0.0
  • VMware Esx 4.0
  • VMware Esxi 3.5
  • VMware Esxi 4.0
  • VMware vCenter Server 4.1
  • Vmware Virtual Infrastructure Client
  • VMware Virtualcenter 2.0
  • VMware vSphere Client 4.1
  • XMLsoft libxslt 1.1.23

Reported:

Aug 30, 2012

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